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Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

Optometrist Perspective by Harvey Yamamoto, OD

Just a few days ago, my wife and I was listening to the radio on the way to work when we heard a very interesting story.  Some professor began to collect data on 1,500 of the smartest kids who graduated from a college in California in 1921.  He followed their careers until he passed away in 1956 then some one else took over.  Then in 1999, that person died and then the person being interviewed on the radio took over for the last 11 years.  The interviewer asked one question that caught my attention:  “Did you discover the secret to long life?”  The gentleman said, “Yes”.   We turned up the volume at this point and continued to listen.  He said, “Those who worked very hard non-stop lived the longest.”  Those who retired early died shortly after retirement.  Men died shortly after losing their spouse while women went on living without their spouse for many years.  Mental dementia occurred in people who stopped working.  My wife looked at me and said, “No worries. You are never going to retire.”  End of story. Just the other day, I received a fax from one of our healthcare vendors with this note on the “Importance of Diabetes Tests”.  The message stated...
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